klaus haapaniemi: korento for iittala
 
klaus haapaniemi: korento for iittala klaus haapaniemi: korento for iittala
may 08, 2011

klaus haapaniemi: korento for iittala

‘korento’ by klaus haapaniemi for iittala image © designboom

for his third collaboration with houseware brand iittala, finnish designer klaus haapaniemi has created ‘korento’. a culmination of traditional pattern and graphic geometry, the collection features an intricate and whimsical print of poppies and dragonflies. freely arranged on plates, bowls and cups, the motif appears as a contemporary expression of both color and pattern on pieces of old porcelain. designed to integrate with iittala’s existing collections – including aika, karito and kastehelmi – the pieces use smooth lines and a warm palette that seamlessly pair with the form and hues of the other lines.

platters, plates, bowls and mugs mixed in with other pieces from iittala’s existing collection image © designboom

‘korento’ saucer with pieces from aika and kastehelmiimage © designboom

display at la rinascente in milan image © designboom

(left) detail of pattern on plate image © designboom (right) designer klaus haapaniemi portrait © designboom

bowl, cup and saucer, plate image courtesy of iittala

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